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Red Monkey Beach Lodge

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Main Road, Jambiani 0000, Tanzania
Red Monkey Beach Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of our honeymoon. We choose here as we didn't want the resort feel that is like a fenced off European filtered experience of Zanzibar. This placed definitely delivered, beautiful traditional huts on the beach lovely designed with all you need (which includes no TV and the mod cons not required when you have such a beautiful... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been staying at Red Monkey several times. I think it is a nice atmosphere there and the owners of the place are nice and welcoming. I love the fact that they have live music there every Monday which make it extra fun to stay there. The rooms are nice, good breakfeast and Jambiani and Zanzibar is just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was looking forward to staying in the Red Monkey lodge. Having heard wonders about Zanzibar in general and Jambiani in particular I had high expectations to say the least. At arrival I was greeted with a view that would sum up my entire stay: an open wooden gate that lead into the sea - I felt welcomed and at... More 

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Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Red Monkey Lodge does really live up to its tagline "barefoot and lazy". If you want to relax, enjoy good food, feel at home and gain insight to the African/Zanzibari village life this is the place! The lodge has the perfect location with a sandbank outside ( amazing when full moon). The villagers play football at the beach, children play... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

KARIBU - Loved this place, exceeded our expectations particularly as we had just come from the 5 star Park Hyatt in Stone Town! A small well kept casual resort with excellent beachfront location! Absolute beach front rooms with friendly local staff who are very pleasant & helpful - Asanta Sana. Small bar with good restaurant choices, unique tiered seating with... More 

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was recommended the Red Monkey by friends in Kenya! While it is beautiful, well maintained, has great rooms and well located I was disappointed by some staff issues and the atmosphere. The lodge has a great beach, and the community has open access which is lots of fun. But we had a couple of issues, including that we arrived... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was in ZANZIBAR and needed a place to chill after a week of aeroplanes. I found Red Monkey a great find very relaxed atmosphere good dinner and it was a Monday where they have local musicians play ..was fun .

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When in Jambiani, pay a visit to this place. Or if you are into kiteing this is your place. A friendly, welcoming location in south of Zanzibar, right on the beach. Te menu is changing every day, you can choose from 3-5 dishes, the coffee is good, the wifi is working, the prices are fair. The atmosphere is a cool... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What a blessing this place is! The food is delicious, the rooms spacious (at least the one we were in), the beach beautiful and the owners very helpful and friendly! We love Zanzibar for it's authentic afro/arabic vibe and culture and it's a must to see, if you're in that part of the world. My husband and I have been... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited Jambiani earlier this month looking for a nice relaxing beach holiday. The area definitely delivers; its stunning. Red Monkey Lodge itself is in a little cove walking distance from Coral Rock Hotel, but worlds apart on service. We didn't stay there but ate there twice. Both times the food was delicious and promptly arrived within 15mins (this was... More 

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